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Sailors Conclude Participation in Exercise Noble Melinda 2018
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, along with Navy EOD divers from France and Israel, concluded their participation in exercise Noble Melinda 2018, an EOD and mine countermeasures exercise hosted by the Israeli Navy.
The exercise focused on enhancing cooperation and regional maritime security by sharing tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) and fostering stronger interoperability between the participants.
“This year’s exercise was a huge success. Many of the lessons learned from previous exercises were applied to drastically improve the interoperability and TTP exchange with this vital regional partner. This exercise is a way the U.S. can demonstrate its continued support of Israel, as well as protect the maritime domain from threats.”
-Lt. Ben Fernandez, EODMU-8 exercise lead.